2018 WWE Royal Rumble Betting Odds & Analysis

2018 WWE Royal Rumble Betting Odds & Analysis

Written by on January 22, 2018

When it comes to wrestling, specifically the WWE, you can expect anything to happen during a pay-per-view event, even more when a ticket to the stellar fight of WrestleMania is at stake. That’s right, the winner of the Royal Rumble match will be headlining WrestleMania 34 next April, but unless you are kind of a divine chosen one, the path is not easy at all, which is why the 2018 Royal Rumble betting odds are getting a little harder to interpret, but don’t worry, we are here to help. This edition will be a very special one because, for the first time ever, there’s going to be a Women’s match, with the same rules as always and another ticket to WrestleMania 34 on the line. But as a whole, this pay-per-view has a lot more to offer, such as the giants battle between Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, and Kane, or the phenomenal AJ Styles in a handicap showdown against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. With that clarified, let’s take a look at the latest WWE odds for the Rumble while making some predictions.

2018 WWE Royal Rumble Betting Odds & Analysis

  • When: January 28, 2018
  • Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Length: 5 hours
  • Streaming: WWE Network

30-Man Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match

There are 12 wrestlers confirmed for this match with Shinsuke Nakamura (-120) as the 2018 Royal Rumble Betting favorite, followed by John Cena (+450), Finn Balor (+700), and Randy Orton (+1000). Keep in mind that superstars from both brands, Raw and SmackDown, can participate, so it’s going to be a lot of fun. Since his arrival in 2016, Shinsuke Nakamura has completed a process that many think deserves an opportunity at the biggest stage, but physically speaking is not going to be easy for him to overcome the demands of a Rumble match, which is why veterans like Cena are just one step behind according to the lines. In case you didn’t notice, superstars/legends like Undertaker, The Rock, CM Punk, and Goldberg are listed as well, and that’s because the Rumble always left some room for one or two big surprises, and this year’s not going to be the exception.

Royal Rumble Betting Odds for the rest

  • Baron Corbin: +1000
  • Rusev: +2500
  • Bray Wyatt: +2500
  • “Woken” Matt Hardy: +3300
  • Elias: +4000
  • Aiden English: +5000
  • Titus O’Neil: +5000
  • Apollo Crews: +6500

Last 10 Royal Rumble Winners

  • 2017: Randy Orton
  • 2016: Triple H
  • 2015: Roman Reigns
  • 2014: Batista
  • 2013: John Cena
  • 2012: Sheamus
  • 2011: Alberto Del Rio
  • 2010: Edge
  • 2009: Randy Orton
  • 2008: John Cena

30-Woman Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match

So far, 18 spots have been filled, and as many expected the unbeaten Asuka dominates the opening Women’s Royal Rumble Betting Odds. The Japanese star is followed by Becky Lynch (+700), Sasha Banks (+1400), and Bayley (+1600). Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, and Alexa Bliss should get into the mix, but speculations are saying that Ronda Rousey, former UFC Champion, could make her debut at the Rumble, while Stephanie McMahon could change the office for the ring, so expect huge surprises in this one.

Pretenders Royal Rumble Betting Odds

  • Ruby Riott: +3300
  • Naomi: +1800
  • Natalya: +2500
  • Mickie James: +3300
  • Tamina Snuka: +3300
  • Lana: +3300
  • Carmella: +3300
  • Alicia Fox: +4000

AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Despite being a handicap match, the WWE title will be on the line, so AJ Styles is up for a challenge! The Phenomenal One will be looking for revenge after losing to both, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, on SmackDown. Owens and Zayn friendship began at NXT, so they know how to fight together pretty well, but don’t forget that K.O. already betrayed the Canadian for a title.

Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane

A Triple Threat Match for the ages! The reign of Brock Lesnar as WWE Universal Champion will be in jeopardy when the beast confronts the demon and the monster, two of the strongest and dominant forces around the business. As the champion, Brock Lesnar should come in as the 2018 Royal Rumble Betting favorite against Kane and Strowman. Yes, Lesnar put an end to the Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, but Strowman and Kane are capable of incredible things, even for WWE standards.

Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus

A pay-per-view event always needs a good old fashion tag-team match, and there will be two on the 2018 Royal Rumble. The first one will be for the RAW tag-team belts as the odd team of Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan will defend the gold against Cesaro and Sheamus, a team with much more chemistry and experience.

The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin

The second tag-team showdown of the night comes with a twist, as the Usos will defend their SmackDown titles against Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin in a 2-out-of-3-Falls match. The challengers already beat The Usos twice, so the 2018 Royal Rumble Betting Odds should be by their side, but Jimmy and Jey are pretty famous for cheating, so literally, anything can happen.

Enzo Amore vs. Cedric Alexander

Since leaving Big Cass behind, Enzo Amore has been concentrated in the Cruiserweight division, showing that he is also very good at the individual level, but Cedric Alexander will be a very complicated challenge even more because The Certified G’s star comes from an injury.